Magadan: construction Natalka Mining

The company "Polyus Gold", which includes "Matrosov Mine", this year’s multiple increases funding for the development of the project on development of the Natalka deposit. If in 2012 the volume of investments were within 6 billion rubles, in 2013 they will exceed 30 billion rubles.

  • road Natalka
  • road Natalka

The company intends to fulfill all terms of the license agreement under which December 31, 2013 will be commissioned gold processing plant (mill), and in January 2014, it will be carried out actively commissioning. Forecast level of gold production for 2014 is 10 tons.

  • May 15 at the construction sites of "Matrosov" visited the working group of the Ministry of the Russian Federation on the development of the Far East and the administration of the Magadan region
  • May 15 at the construction sites of "Matrosov" visited the working group of the Ministry of the Russian Federation on the development of the Far East and the administration of the Magadan region

Work is currently underway on the 16 sites. In total there will be 38. Between the various construction sites laid about 40 miles of roads. This year will begin construction of a permanent road

The company employs more than two thousand people. These are local experts and invited workers, mainly from the Far East, Siberia and central regions of the country. In summer, the number of employees will increase by more than a thousand. 

Natalka project involves the construction and infrastructure support for the mining and processing enterprise. Commissioning of the facility will be implemented in three phases. At present, the first phase of construction of facilities: tailings, gold processing plant, fuel storage, field camp, an administrative building, and others. Among them is the fire department with the device ground for training, the necessary facilities and equipment.

"Shift town" in 1600 places will be fully commissioned by the end of 2013 — as promised contractors. And in the future, it will seat 2,000 people at more. The town was planned in such a way that the workers, in whatever room they live, have the opportunity to pass on the terraces in the dining room or other buildings. The project is not only the construction of well-equipped facilities for recreation for workers, but also warehouses, sports complex and even the ski slopes.

Among the main tasks of the company this year — in July to begin installation of the mill at Mill, run it by the due date, to ensure the continuity of the factory. This will be achieved through the establishment of stockpiles of ore, which is stored in the field. This year the company plans on stripping is not less than 9 million tons. Since 2016 the volume of overburden will be doubled.

Companies need to solve one problem — finding crane of 250 tons. This is not the Kolyma, and in the neighboring regions too. Therefore, to decide whether to lease two cranes at capacity, capable of carrying out the tasks set by the world’s largest mills for crushing gold ore. Note that the diameter of the drum mill reaches nine meters, only nine of its oversize portions of more than fifty, each weighing from 98 tons.

The meeting, which took place at the mine with the leadership of ZAO "Polyus" and OJSC "Matrosov Mine," the head of the territory and the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of the Russian Federation on the development of the Far East, discussed all the problems with which the company has faced during the construction of GOK. In addition to the lack of a crane, power supply problems were identified for future processing plant, delivery of goods, lack of qualified personnel, and others. They agreed to discuss at a meeting today in the regional administration will hold the Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation on the development of the Far East Dmitry Shelehov. It invited energy, road workers, heads of various federal and regional authorities.

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